The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu
Species: Giant sequoia (Sequiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.)
Age: More than 200 years
Region: Virton, Wallonia, Belgium
The patriarch who protects students
The redwood is the emblematic tree of the Collège Notre-Dame du Bonlieu. It sits in the honorary entrance of the College, where it has welcomed and still welcomes thousands of students. Many group photos have been taken at the foot of this majestic tree. He was depicted in a comic strip by an iconic Belgian author. This redwood is an important tree for the city of Virton, the school and its students, because it is an important part of the wooded heritage, and thanks to the biodiversity it hosts.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
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12th place 
Nominated by: School
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

Oak Dunin
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Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
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The Big Cork Oak
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Chestnut of the hundred horses
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Umbrella from High Tatras
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5th place 
Kippford Leaning Tree
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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6th place 
The Singing Lime
Czech Republic
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7th place 
The Multisecular Sweet Chestnut of Audran Square
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8th place 
Age Grand Oak
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The weeping sophoras of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen
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10th place 
The giant sequoia from Slatina
Republic of Croatia
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11th place 
The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu
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12th place 
The King's Pine
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13th place 
Grandpa Kolyo's tree
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14th place 
I am Tilia
The Netherlands
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15th place 
The Turgenev oak
Russian Federation
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